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HEADLINES-SOT US 41 LANE REDUCTION-VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT WEATHER-MO US 41 LANE REDUCTION-SOTVO
ALLYSON FIRST WEATHER-WXGFX NEXT AT 11 TRX-TRX
TEAM COVERAGE-MO TEASE ONE: AIRPORT SAFETY-2-SHOT, SOTVO
SIMONE: STILL COLD OUTSIDE-2-SHOT, BOXES FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-ON CAM
SIMONE: STILL COLD OUTSIDE-TRX, LIVE RIGHT NOW-TRX
SIMONE: STILL COLD OUTSIDE-PKG WINNING LOTTO NUMBERS-MITTO LIVE
SIMONE: STILL COLD OUTSIDE-LIVE LOTTO FEVER-OC, VO
NAPLES TRIATHLON TOMORROW-KEY LOTTO FEVER-SOTVO
NEWS ALERT-MO LOCAL WINNERS-OC, VO
MISSING FISHERMAN-OC, VO EXCLUSIVE-MO
MISSING FISHERMAN-SOTVO DELIA: RSW INVESTIGATION-2-SHOT, VO
CRIME ALERT-MO DELIA: RSW INVESTIGATION-LIVE
SEXUAL ASSAULT ARREST-OC, VO DELIA: RSW INVESTIGATION-PKG
BREAKING TRX-TRX DELIA: RSW INVESTIGATION-LIVE
BREAKING: TEEN SHOT-ON CAM NEW TONIGHT-MO
NEW TRX-TRX CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LIGHTS-VOTOPS
MAN ATTACKS PREGNANT WOMAN-SSTOPS CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LIGHTS-SOTVO
NEW TONIGHT-MO FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP
NESTOR: POOPY BEACH-2-SHOT, ZM MAP TOSS TO WEATHER-3 SHOT
NESTOR: POOPY BEACH-PKG FORECAST-WXWALL
NESTOR: POOPY BEACH-ON CAM FORECAST-TOUCH
CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM-MO NEW TRX-TRX
CAPE SAVING MONEY-OC, VO BILLS WINGS TO CINCY-VOTOPS
CAPE SAVING MONEY-SOTVO SPORTS-MO
DEVELOPING-MO SPORTS TEASE #1-3SH, VO
DRUNK DRIVER CALLS 911-VO IN TOUCH, VO FULL SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DRUNK DRIVER CALLS 911-SOTVO SPORTS
CRIME ALERT-MO COLD OPEN SOT-SOTTOPS
ENGLEWOOD SHOTS FIRED-ZM MAPTOPS FGCU WOMEN SOT-OCSOTWIPE
GUY PEES ALL OVER PLANE-SS IN AUX FGCU-VOTOPSWIPE
POOPY PLANE-VO IN AUX, VO FULL FGCU-SOTTOPSWIPE
NEW TRX-TRX SEMINOLE AT LEHIGH HOOPS VO-VOTOPSWIPE
SANFORD SPACE HEATER FIRE-VOTOPS FORT MYERS VS. OASIS HOOPS VO-VOTOPSWIPE
CAR STOLEN WITH KID INSIDE-VOTOPS DUNBAR VS. ECS VO-VOTOPS
NEW RIGHT NOW-MO SPORTS TEASE #2-OC, VO
BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-VOTOPS SPORTS BLOCK #2 OPEN-CLIP
BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-SOTVO EVERBLADES AT STINGRAYS VO-OCVO
DEVELOPING-MO SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-OC
NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-OC, VO NEW VIDEO TRX-TRX
NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-SOTVO BIRDS SNUGGLING-VOTOPS
RIGHT NOW TRX-TRX FINAL FORECAST-WXGFX
EDISON AND COLD-NATSVO CLOSE SHOW-2 SHOT
EDISON AND COLD-SOTVO END TIME


HEADLINES-SOT


ALLYSON DOES WEATHER TEASE

HIGH BACTERIA LEVELS ARE PROMPTING A WARNING AT ONE BEACH.

ARE YOU AT RISK AT THE AIRPORT? THESE FLYERS -- AND SOME POLICE OFFICERS SAY, YES.

:35 -:39

"Dispatcher: You're drunk driving right now?

Caller: Yeah, all night."

A FLORIDA MAN WAS DRIVING DRUNK.AND CALLED 911 ON HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT WEATHER-MO


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ALLYSON FIRST WEATHER-WXGFX


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Cold tonight but no warnings are in place. Temperatures mainly in the upper 30s with a few colder spots inland and north. Sunshine and highs in the mid 60s Saturday. Sunday temps return to the 70s with a few more clouds by the afternoon. Next week will be noticeably warmer but with a chance for rain starting Tuesday that could linger through the end of the week. Use the NBC2 app for the latest first alert forecast. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-MO


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SIMONE: STILL COLD OUTSIDE-2-SHOT, BOXES


THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH MEANS ART WALK.A BIG EVENT FOR BUSINESSES IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

BUT TONIGHT IS ALSO ONE OF THE COLDEST NIGHTS IN RECENT YEARS.

NBC2'S SIMONE CUCCURULLO IS JOINING US LIVE FROM DOWNTOWN--

SIMONE HOW WAS THE TURN OUT TONIGHT? Return to index of stories...


SIMONE: STILL COLD OUTSIDE-TRX, LIVE


BUT DESPITE THE WINTERY WEATHER, COUNTLESS PEOPLE STILL MADE THEIR WAY TO THE VERY FIRST ART WALK OF THE NEW YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SIMONE: STILL COLD OUTSIDE-PKG


"I have six layers on."

"We're cold."

"Layers, lots of layers."

LOCALS ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO KILL THE CHILL.

"It's freezing and unfortunately it means a lot of people are staying home."

YASMIN JOHNSTON IS A VENDOR WHO SETS UP SHOP AT ART WALK EVERY MONTH.

1:24:32-:37

"we're so used to the warm weather, this weather is making everyone stay at home on the couch."

BUT SHE KNOWS, THAT DESPITE A DIP ON THE THERMOMETER.

01:24:42-:48

"Tourists will come out for sure. Because they're coming from up north and it's even colder up there."

ONE OF THOSE TOURISTS IS RON PAULSON.

01:19:45

"I could take my jacket off and still be warm."

HE'S VISITING FAMILY, ALL THE WAY FROM MINNESOTA, WHERE IT'S 20 BELOW ZERO.

01:19:36-:42

"It's warmer than there. But not as warm as we thought it would be."

EVENT COORDINATORS SAY A NIGHT LIKE THIS, IS ALL ABOUT TOURISTS LIKE RON.

01:28:07-:11

"People are coming here to escape the - degrees and 60° is perfect temperature for them."

BUT FOR MOST OF US LOCALS, WE'RE HOPING THE FLORIDA SUNSHINE, SOON RETURNS. Return to index of stories...


SIMONE: STILL COLD OUTSIDE-LIVE


REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE LEE COUNTY VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU TELL ME THE TURNOUT TONIGHT WAS DEFINITELY LESS THAN USUAL.

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE.

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NAPLES TRIATHLON TOMORROW-KEY


A BIG WORRY TONIGHT CONCERNING THE COLD WEATHER-

THE NAPLES HITS TWO-DAY TRIATHLON SERIES KICKS OFF IN THE MORNING.

RIGHT NOW, THE SWIM PORTION IS STILL A GO.

THAT STARTS AT 7 IN THE MORNING.

RACE OFFICIALS SAY THE CHANGING TENTS WILL HAVE HEATERS. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT-MO


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MISSING FISHERMAN-OC, VO


THE SEARCH CONTINUES TONIGHT FOR A MISSING BOATER.

NIK KAYLER WENT OVERBOARD YESTERDAY IN LAKE OKEECHOBEE AS STRONG WINDS MADE THE WATER CHOPPY.

HIS FRIEND MANAGED TO HANG ON TO THE BOAT AND EVENTUALLY MADE IT TO SHORE.

THE TWO WERE PART OF A FISHING TOURNAMENT.

LAST NIGHT-- WATER AT LAKE O DIPPED INTO THE 70'S.

DOCTORS SAYS HYPOTHERMIA WOULD HAVE LIKELY SET IN OVERNIGHT. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FISHERMAN-SOTVO


Mark Miller/Boater:

"It's sad because he was a seasoned fisherman."

04:49:12

--BUTT TO--

Ross Silvieus/Palm Beach County:

"The waves are 5 to 7 foot high inside here. I can only imagine on the main waters what it was like."

04:54:06

HELICOPTERS, BOATS AND DRONES ARE BEING USED AS PART OF SEARCH EFFORTS WITH THE PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


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SEXUAL ASSAULT ARREST-OC, VO


A LEE COUNTY DOCTOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A PATIENT.

ASIF CHOUDHURY --A GASTROENTEROLOGIST-- IS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING ONE OF HIS PATIENTS IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROCEDURE.

A NURSE CAUGHT THE ASSAULT-- AND TOLD SUPERVISORS.

RIGHT NOW, NBC-2 IS PUSHING TO UNCOVER *WHERE THE SEX ASSAULT HAPPENED.

CHOUDHURY IS EXPECTED TO GO BEFORE A JUDGE TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING TRX-TRX


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BREAKING: TEEN SHOT-ON CAM


BREAKING TONIGHT.A TEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING SHOT IN LABELLE.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYING TWO PEOPLE ARE BEING QUESTIONED.

WE'RE TOLD THE VICTIM WILL BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


NEW TRX-TRX


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MAN ATTACKS PREGNANT WOMAN-SSTOPS


NEW TONIGHT-- THIS MAN IS ACCUSED OF ATTACKING HIS PREGNANT EX-GIRLFRIEND.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARESTED JOSE BALBONA THURSDAY.

HIS EX SAYS BALBONA PUSHED HER TO THE GROUND, HELD A KNIFE TO HER THROAT AND PUNCHED HER. Return to index of stories...


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NESTOR: POOPY BEACH-2-SHOT, ZM MAP


NEW TONIGHT ---

A LEE COUNTY BEACH TESTING HIGH FOR BACTERIA THAT CAN MAKE YOU SICK.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS WARNING PEOPLE TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER ON TARPON BAY BEACH IN SANIBEL.

NBC2'S NESTOR MATO TELLS US HOW LONG THIS HEALTH WARNING WILL LAST. Return to index of stories...


NESTOR: POOPY BEACH-PKG


A HEALTH HAZARD IS ON THE HORIZON.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WITH AN ALERT FOR SWIMMERS AT TARPON BAY BEACH IN SANIBEL-- GET OUT OF THE WATER!

31:51-53

"It's kind of a bummer but there is nothing you can do about it."

JILLINA CABANISS IS VACATIONING WITH HER FAMILY FROM TENNESSEE.

HER HUSBAND AND SON AT RISK!

31:17-21 *

"They are still out in the water!! they're still in the water! Finding shells."

AUTHORITIES SETTING UP THESE SIGNS NEAR THE WATER WARNING OF HIGH BACTERIA LEVELS.

DURING ROUTINE TESTING FRIDAY, OFFICIALS FOUND UNSAFE LEVELS OF A BACTERIA THAT CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF DISEASE.

EXPERTS SAY IT COULD BE A GASTRO NIGHTMARE LEADING TO STOMACH PAIN AND DIARRHEA.

25:56-26:01

"We told them that there are signs down there but they don't listen."

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE TYPE OF BACTERIA COLLECTED IS NORMALLY FOUND IN THE INTESTINAL TRACT.

THE HIGH LEVELS MEAN IT COULD HAVE COME FROM STORM WATER RUNOFF OR SEWAGE.

26:16-19

"It tells you you can get sick, it tells you not to touch the water."

BLAKE GLUPKER SAW THE SIGNS.

BUT CABANISS THINKS THEY AREN'T URGENT ENOUGH.

33:38-42

"If there is sewage you would think that there would be a lot more signs, bigger, brighter!"

SHE THINKS IT WILL FLY UNDER THE RADAR FOR MOST FAMILIES AND CHILDREN.

33:54-59

"You think it's like a turtle nesting or just a little sign maybe rougher waves today."

WHEN HER FAMILY GETS HOME.

31:34-36

"Lots of sanitizer, lots of soap."

ON SANIBEL NESTOR MATO, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NESTOR: POOPY BEACH-ON CAM


THE WATERS AT TARPON BAY BEACH WILL BE RETESTED TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL NEWS TEAM-MO


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CAPE SAVING MONEY-OC, VO


CAPE CORAL MAKING MOVES TO SAVE YOU MONEY.

THE CITY REFINANCED 248 MILLION DOLLARS IT OWED IN WATER AND SEWER BONDS.

THAT WILL SAVE THEM CLOSE TO $27-MILLION DOLLARS IN INTEREST.

EVENTUALLY-- THAT WILL TRICKLE DOWN TO HOMEOWNERS--ENSURING WHAT YOU PAY FOR WATER AND SEWER REMAINS STABLE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SAVING MONEY-SOTVO


Rebeca Brown/Cape Coral:

053243 "I think that's awesome. I think that's wonderful that Cape Coral is tying to save us money in our community and think smart." 3250

THIS REFINANCING IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST THE CITY HAS EVER DONE.

IT WILL NOT IMPACT ANY OF THE PRICES FOR UTILITY EXPANSION PROJECTS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-MO


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DRUNK DRIVER CALLS 911-VO IN TOUCH, VO FULL


A FLORIDA 9-1-1 DISPATCHER RECEIVED AN UNUSUAL CALL ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

THIS GUY CALLED TO REPORT A DRUNK DRIVER. HIMSELF.

MICHAEL LESTER CALLED POLK COUNTY 9-1-1 SAYING HE WAS DRUNK AND NEEDED TO PULL OVER.

HE ALSO ADMITTED TO DRIVING THE WRONG WAY. THE DISPATCHER KEPT LESTER ON THE PHONE UNTIL HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO "GET SOMETHING TO EAT" AND LET THE COPS "CATCH UP" BEFORE HE HUNG UP THE PHONE. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK DRIVER CALLS 911-SOTVO


:30 -:39

"Dispatcher: What is it you're trying to report, sir?

Caller: Oh, I was just drunk driving.

Dispatcher: You're drunk driving right now?

Caller: Yeah, all night."

ONE DEPUTY SAYS LESTOR TOLD HIM HE ONLY HAD TWO BEERS.HE ALSO SAID HE SWALLOWED METH EARLIER IN THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


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ENGLEWOOD SHOTS FIRED-ZM MAPTOPS


SHOTS FIRED AT A SHOPPING CENTER IN ENGLEWOOD.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE CALLED OUT TO PALM PLAZA AT 9 LAST NIGHT.

THEY BELIEVE A MAN SHOT AT TWO PEOPLE SITTING IN THEIR CAR. HOWEVER *ALL THREE* LEFT BEFORE DEPUTIES GOT THERE.

INVESTIGATORS THINK THEY KNEW EACH OTHER. Return to index of stories...


GUY PEES ALL OVER PLANE-SS IN AUX


THIS MAN PEED ALL OVER THE CARPET ON A PLANE THAT WAS JUST ABOUT TO TAKE OFF FROM R-S-W.

LEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY ARRESTED DANTE BENCIVENGA.

SPIRIT FLIGHT ATTENDANTS SAID THEY COULD SMELL THE BOOZE ON HIM BEFORE HE EVEN GOT ON. Return to index of stories...


POOPY PLANE-VO IN AUX, VO FULL


ON ANOTHER FLIGHT--- A MAN IS ACCUSED OF SPREADING HIS FECES ALL OVER THE PLACE.

THIS HAPPENED ON A PLANE HEADING FROM CHICAGO TO HONG KONG.

IT WAS DIVERTED TO ALASKA-- SO THEY COULD GET THE GUY OFF.

PASSENGERS SAY HE ALSO TOOK OFF HIS SHIRT AND TRIED STUFFING IT IN A TOILET.

THEN, HE POURED SODA ON PEOPLE'S LAPTOPS. Return to index of stories...


NEW TRX-TRX


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SANFORD SPACE HEATER FIRE-VOTOPS


THREE PEOPLE-- INCLUDING TWO KIDS-- ESCAPE A HOUSE FIRE IN SANFORD.

A SPACE HEATER LIKELY STARTED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


CAR STOLEN WITH KID INSIDE-VOTOPS


POLICE IN IOWA ARE SEARCHING FOR THE PERSON WHO STOLE A CAR-- WITH A KID INSIDE.

IT HAPPENED IN THE FAMILY'S DRIVEWAY.

THE 4-YEAR-OLD'S MOM SAYS SHE PUT HER BABY IN THE CAR, WENT BACK INSIDE HER HOME TO GET ANOTHER KID-- AND WHEN SHE CAME BACK OUT, HER CAR WAS GONE. THE CAR THIEF DITCHED IT MINUTES AFTER TAKING IT, BUT HASN'T BEEN FOUND. Return to index of stories...


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BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-VOTOPS


BUSINESSES ON FORT MYERS BEACH ARE HOPING FOR A BOUNCEBACK WEEKEND.

THEY SAY THIS WEEK'S COLD WEATHER HAS DEFINITELY IMPACTED SALES.

BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE COMING IN TO GET AWAY FROM THE COLD. Return to index of stories...


BEACH BIZ AND THE COLD-SOTVO


Jesus Hernandez/Bella Mozzarella Kitchen manager:

03:30:08 "Pizza is a hot meal so a lot of people like pasta and pizza." 11

--BUTT TO--

03:30:31 "It should have been busier than this, but we take anything 36 even with the weather." 38

GIFT STORES TELL US HOODIES AND LONG-SLEEVE APPAREL HAVE BEEN TOP SELLERS THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-MO


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NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-OC, VO


WITH THE NUMBER OF FLU CASES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SPIKING--- LEE HEALTH IS SAYING NO TO YOUNG VISITORS.

ANY CHILD 12 AND UNDER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO VISIT ANY INTENSIVE CARE UNITS.

LEE HEALTH DOCTORS TELL US SOME PATIENTS HAVE HAD TO GO TO THE I-C-U FOR THE FLU. AND KEEPING KIDS OUT IS A PRECAUTION.

THEY HAVE SEEN *TRIPLE THE CASES COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NO KIDS AT LEE HEALTH-SOTVO


Dr. Mary Beth Saunders/Lee Health:

08:52:20-28

"It's a lot harder for children to be aware of themselves and not touching other surfaces or touching their nose and mouth."

DOCTORS SAY THERE IS NO TELLING WHEN THIS TEMPORARY CHILD VISITATION RULE WILL END. Return to index of stories...


RIGHT NOW TRX-TRX


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EDISON AND COLD-NATSVO


NATS: Lisa Sbuttoni: "We have been jam packed."

020342

EDISON FORD WINTER ESTATES HAD A GREAT WEEK.

THEY TELL US VISITOR NUMBERS HAVE DOUBLED FROM THIS TIME LAST YEAR.MOSTLY PICKING UP PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE GONE TO THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


EDISON AND COLD-SOTVO


Lisa Sbuttoni/Edison Ford Winter Estates:

0205 "We start seeing season start around mid January this year, becauseof the cold, we've noticed almost a hundred percent increase in attendance."

ALL THE PLANTS ON THE GROUNDS MADE IT THROUGH THE COLD AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


US 41 LANE REDUCTION-VOTOPS


ITS ONE OF THE BUSIEST ROADS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, BUT NAPLES WANTS TO *REDUCE THE LANES ON U-S 41. THE AREA NEAR DOWNTOWN CAN BE A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE. BUT IT'S ALSO AN AREA THAT SOME SAY NEEDS TO BE MORE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY.

THE CITY IS HOPING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN BY GETTING RID OF TWO OF SIX LANES. Return to index of stories...


US 41 LANE REDUCTION-SOTVO


:47 -:59

2240 "The sidewalk is right next to the street people are going 45, 50 miles an hour and people don't feel safe."

2850 "I wouldn't be for the idea I think traffic would get terribly backed up around here."

TURNS OUT, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS PLANNING ON TEARING UP THAT CHUNK OF 41 IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS ANYWAY. THEY ARE WORKING ON A SWORMWATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 TRX-TRX


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TEASE ONE: AIRPORT SAFETY-2-SHOT, SOTVO


THE POLICE OFFICERS AT THE AIRPORT SAY YOU MIGHT NOT BE SAFE THERE!

*John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79*

12:31:00

"There is a concern for safety when these officers minds are not 100 percent on their game

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-ON CAM


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RIGHT NOW-TRX


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WINNING LOTTO NUMBERS-MITTO LIVE


RIGHT NOW-- A LOOK AT TONIGHT'S WINNING MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING.

THE JACKPOT IS 445-MILLION DOLLARS.

NO WORD ON A WINNER JUST YET. BUT NO ONE HAS WON THE JACKPOT SINCE OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


LOTTO FEVER-OC, VO


NOW, PEOPLE HAD UNTIL TEN TONIGHT TO BUY TICKETS FOR THE DRAWING.

IT WAS A MAD RUSH ARE STORES AND GAS STATIONS ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC-2 HEADED TO SHELL ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD IN THE CAPE, WHERE PEOPLE WERE FLOCKING WITH CASH TO TURN INTO TICKETS.

WE ASKED ONE GUY WHAT HE WOULD DO IF HE WON. Return to index of stories...


LOTTO FEVER-SOTVO


David Keller/Cape Coral:

"The veryt first thing. I don't know. Probably just go out and spend a lot of money for a spending spree."

IF YOU DIDN'T WIN TONIGHT. THE POWERBALL DRAWING IS SATURDAY.

IT IS MORE THAN 550-MILLION-DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL WINNERS-OC, VO


THIS HAS BEEN A LUCKY WEEK FOR LOTTERY PLAYERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A PUNTA GORDA MAN WON $800-THOUSAND DOLLARS ON A SCRATCH OFF TICKET.

AND SOMEONE WON $11-MILLION DOLLARS OFF OF A LOTTO TICKET.

IT WAS SOLD AT THE WINN DIXIE IN FORT MYERS. WHICH MAKES $70-THOUSAND IN COMMISSION FOR SELLING THE TICKET. Return to index of stories...


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DELIA: RSW INVESTIGATION-2-SHOT, VO


ARE YOU SAFE AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?

THE AIRPORT'S OWN POLICE OFFICERS ARE HANDING OUT FLIERS TO PASSENGERS RAISING THAT QUESTION.

LAST YEAR -- AN NBC-2 INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S HISTORY OF FAVORITISM AND DISCRIMINATION.

IT'S RUN BY THE PORT AUTHORITY.

AND NOW OFFICERS CLAIM THE PORT AUTHORITY IS BREAKING THE LAW -- AND NOT PAYING THEM FOR THEIR WORK.

NBC2'S DELIA D'AMBRA IS LIVE IN STUDIO WITH AN UPDATE TO A STORY YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DELIA: RSW INVESTIGATION-LIVE


HUNDREDS OF THESE FLIERS HAVE GONE OUT TO TRAVELERS.

THEY SAY THE PORT AUTHORITY IS DENYING SOME POLICE OFFICERS RAISES BECAUSE THEY ARE NOW WITH A UNION.

AND THE PORT AUTHORITY ADMITS TO THAT.

A STATE AGENCY THAT REGULATES LABOR LAW SAYS THAT'S UNFAIR.

HERE'S WHERE YOUR SAFETY COMES IN.

THEY SAY THE LONGER THIS GOES ON -- OFFICERS WILL WANT TO QUIT.

AND WITH FEWER POLICE -- YOUR SAFETY IS IN JEOPARDY. Return to index of stories...


DELIA: RSW INVESTIGATION-PKG


*NATS*

"want a flyer about airport safety, its from the police department."

A SIMPLE MESSAGE---

John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79

12:25:49

"They are specifically not giving raises to those who voted to form a union, so it's discriminatory.":05

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 79 BARGAINING AGENT---JOHN SHOLTES---IS TRYING TO GET THAT MESSAGE OUT.

*NATS*

THE PAPERWORK SUGGESTS POLICE OFFICERS ON THE GROUND AT THE AIRPORT DON'T FEEL MOTIVATED TO WORK.

John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79

12:29:37

"It's become a tense working environment." Dur: 02

*NATS*

SHOLTES USED TO HAVE OFFICERS BY HIS SIDE PASSING OUT THE FLIERS--

John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79

12:28:38

"Some of the police officers were called into the office and faced with a very intimidating meeting from the police chief and in no uncertain terms they were told to stop hand billing." Dur: 09

John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79

12:28:49

"They feel that their jobs ultimately are at risk, they have a target on their back."Dur: 04

THE PORT AUTHORITY IS DENYING RAISES BECAUSE OFFICERS HAVE NOT REACHED A UNION CONTRACT YET.

THE FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RELATIONS COMMISSION RULED THAT COULD BE AGAINST THE LAW.

Micky Reed: RSW Traveler

12:42:04

"It does make a big impact." Dur: 02

PASSENGERS AT THE AIPORT THINK LOW MORALE IN THE POLICE FORCE WILL LEAD TO HIGH TURNOVER---

Micky Reed: RSW Traveler

12:43:55

"You have to constantly be training in officers."

AND FEWER OFFICERS---WOULD MEAN FEWER EYES TO SPOT DANGER IN THE TERMINAL.

Micky Reed: RSW Traveler

12:42:37

"It jeopardizes the safety of travelers."

*John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79*

12:31:00

"There is a concern for safety when these officers minds are not 100 percent on their game because they're concerned about retaliation from their employer." Dur: 08

OTHER PASSENGERS DISAGREE---

Melvin Henry: RSW Traveler

12:4:03

"They are not doing their job if they didn't come to work and protect people just like, whether they got a raise or not." Dur: 04 Return to index of stories...


DELIA: RSW INVESTIGATION-LIVE


THE STATE IS INVESTIGATING THE CHARGE OF UNLAWFUL LABOR PRACTICES BY THE PORT AUTHORITY AGAINST ITS POLICE OFFICERS.

FOR NOW -- THE OFFICERS COULD BE LOSING OUT ON THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

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CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LIGHTS-VOTOPS


LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT FOR KIDS INSIDE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

FIRST RESPONDERS FROM FIVE DIFFERENT COUNTIES ALL COMING TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE.

THEY SAY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE. BUT THE LOOK ON THE FACES OF PATIENTS IS WORTH IT. Return to index of stories...


CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LIGHTS-SOTVO


Alexis Rothring/PIO, San Carlos Park Fire District:

"They're so excited whenever they see all of these engines and sometimes they're really intimidating when you're standing right next to them, but then looking down from the hospital, they're going to look a little more smaller and approachable."

EMS, FIRE AND POLICE FROM LEE, COLLIER, CHARLOTTE, HENDRY AND GLADES COUNTIES ALL TOOK PART TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO WEATHER-3 SHOT


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Cold tonight but no warnings are in place. Temperatures mainly in the upper 30s with a few colder spots inland and north. Sunshine and highs in the mid 60s Saturday. Sunday temps return to the 70s with a few more clouds by the afternoon. Next week will be noticeably warmer but with a chance for rain starting Tuesday that could linger through the end of the week. Use the NBC2 app for the latest first alert forecast. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-TOUCH


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NEW TRX-TRX


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BILLS WINGS TO CINCY-VOTOPS


HOW DO YOU THANK A GROUP OF GUYS WHO HELPED SEND YOUR TEAM TO THE PLAYOFFS?

YOU SEND THEM CHICKEN WINGS. THAT'S WHAT THE BUFFALO BILLS DID FOR THE CINCINNATI BENGALS.

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SPORTS TEASE #1-3SH, VO


IF YOU LOVE BASKETBALL, TOMORROW'S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE F-G-C-U MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TEAMS BOTH START CONFERENCE PLAY AT ALICO ARENA.

WE'LL HEAR FROM JOE DOOLEY AND KARL SMESKO AFTER THE BREAK.

IF HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS ARE MORE YOUR THING, WE'VE GOT THE LEHIGH NEW YEAR'S SHOOTOUT.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY ONE, INCLUDING THE LIGHTNING, OASIS, FORT MYERS, DUNBAR, AND E-C-S, RIGHT AFTER THIS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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COLD OPEN SOT-SOTTOPS


"The fans are gonna be really into it, and I think it's gonna get us excited but, I mean, once tip-off goes, we have to lock in and get focused and do things right, because Stetson's a really good team." Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN SOT-OCSOTWIPE


IT'S A DOUBLE DIP TOMORROW AT ALICO ARENA.

THE F-G-C-U WOMEN WILL GET THINGS STARTED AT FOUR O'CLOCK, WITH THE MEN TAKING ON STETSON AT SEVEN.

KARL SMESKO'S SQUAD HAS DOMINATED THE ALL-TIME SERIES WITH THE HATTERS, BUT THEY'VE SPLIT THE LAST TWO MEETINGS.

TOMORROW SHOULD BE A BATTLE.

"I think it's gonna be a great game. Stetson always plays us really well. They're gonna be really motivated and excited. They know how big the first game of conference is, and they've got talented players and, you know, I'm just hoping that we play well." Return to index of stories...


FGCU-VOTOPSWIPE


JOE DOOLEY IS HOPING THE SAME THING.

HIS TEAM HAS BEEN FAR LESS CONSISTENT THAN THE WOMEN'S SQUAD.

THE EAGLES ARE JUST NINE-AND-EIGHT ON THE SEASON.

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FGCU-SOTTOPSWIPE


"Mystifying."

"And why is that?"

"We haven't had continuity. We had some guys hurt. We've had some guys getting eligible. We've had inconsistent play, you know, we've had parts where we're brilliant, and parts where we're awful, and that's, you gotta find those parts where you're sometimes in between. You can't have such highs and lows." Return to index of stories...


SEMINOLE AT LEHIGH HOOPS VO-VOTOPSWIPE


HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS -- THE LEHIGH NEW YEAR'S SHOOTOUT.

THE HOST LIGHTNING TAKING ON SEMINOLE.

MIDWAY THROUGH HE FIRST, LEHIGH'S QUAN MARTIN THROWS IT UP -- AND MO GOIN THROWS IT DOWN.

LEHIGH HAS A ONE-POINT LEAD.

LATER ON, MARTIN TO BERSHARD EDWARDS -- BACK TO MARTIN FOR THE SLAM.

NICE BACKDOOR CUT.

THE LIGHTNING NOW LEADS BY NINE.

THEN IT'S EDWARDS PULLING UP, AND KNOCKING IT DOWN.

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FORT MYERS VS. OASIS HOOPS VO-VOTOPSWIPE


HERE'S ONE THE TEAMS WON'T SOON FORGET -- FORT MYERS AND OASIS.

THE SHARKS ARE UP SEVEN AT THE BREAK, BUT IN THE SECOND HALF, THE GREEN WAVE COMES STORMING BACK.

BRADY LUTTRELL WITH THREE OF HIS TEAM-HIGH 22.

IT'S NOW A ONE-POINT GAME.

LESS THAN A MINUTE TO GO, OASIS DOWN THREE -- UNTIL VLADIMIR DORLYS KNOCKS DOWN THE TREY BALL.

WE GO TO OVERTIME, THEN DOUBLE OVERTIME, AND NOW IN TRIPLE OVERTIME -- BRYAN O'BOYLE GOES COAST TO COAST, AND PUTS BACK HIS OWN MISS.

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DUNBAR VS. ECS VO-VOTOPS


FORMER FORT MYERS HEAD COACH SCOTT GUTTERY LEADING E-C-S AGAINST DUNBAR.

FIRST QUARTER, CHASE GOODWIN FOR E-C-S -- HEY, IF YOU AREN'T GONNA PUT A HAND IN HIS FACE, HE'S GONNA MAKE YOU PAY.

THAT THREE IS PART OF AN 11-OH SENTINELS RUN TO START THE GAME.

LATER IN THE FIRST, IT'S E-C-S QUARTERBACK LOGAN PEARLMAN SHOWING HIS VERSATILITY.

THERE'S THREE OF HIS GAME HIGH 35.

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SPORTS TEASE #2-OC, VO


THE EVERBLADES ARE GOING FOR THEIR THIRD WIN IN A ROW TONIGHT, BUT IT WON'T BE EASY.

THEY'RE IN SOUTH CAROLINA TO FACE THE TEAM THAT ALWAYS SEEMS TO HAVE FLORIDA'S NUMBER.

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EVERBLADES AT STINGRAYS VO-OCVO


ORLANDO MAY BE A MORE "NATURAL" RIVAL, BUT IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE TEAM THAT GIVES THE EVERBLADES THE MOST HEADACHES -- THE ONE THAT ELMINATED FLORIDA FROM THE PLAYOFFS LAST YEAR -- IT'S SOUTH CAROLINA.

'BLADES IN NORTH CHARLESTON FOR THE FIRST OF TWO GAMES IN 24 HOURS AGAINST THE STINGRAYS.

EARLY ON, MITCHELL HEARD WHEELING AND DEALING!

HE LIGHTS THE LAMP, AND THE GOOD GUYS ARE ON TOP.

BUT THAT LEAD IS SHORT-LIVED.

LATER IN THE FIRST, WE'RE TIED AT ONE.

FLORIDA TURNS IT OVER, AND DYLAN MARGONARI LETS IT RIP.

SOUTH CAROLINA TAKES A TWO-ONE LEAD, AND THE STINGRAYS GO ON TO WIN FIVE-TWO.

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SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-OC


THE N-F-L PLAYOFFS START TOMORROW.

WE'LL HAVE THE TITANS/CHIEFS FOR YOU AT 4:30 ON A-B-C-7.

AT 8:15, IT'S THE FALCONS AND RAMS HERE ON N-B-C-2.

AND THAT'S SPORTS.

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NEW VIDEO TRX-TRX


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BIRDS SNUGGLING-VOTOPS


WE'LL CALL THEM. LOVE BIRDS!

IT'S SO COLD TONIGHT, EVEN THESE TWO ARE SNUGGLING.

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FINAL FORECAST-WXGFX


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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